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Surgent’s Public Speaking and Presentation Skills (SU1855/22)
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February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gerald Ford once said that “[n]othing in life is more important that the ability to communicate effectively.” Public speaking remains a centuries-old skill that allows individuals to effectively communicate both at a personal and professional level. The benefits of good public speaking run long, whether it be the ability to persuade others, lead a team, or encourage critical thinking. This course is designed to refresh and refine speaking skills for professionals. Through this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of the core skills of how to communicate effectively in groups – big or small. The webinar is intended to help those who already speak in public better improve their skills, while at the same time teaching more novice speakers how to approach a task that so many professionals dread – speaking in front of others.
Anyone in the accounting or financial service professions who seeks to gain a better understanding of strategies to improve public speaking
Understand strategies to harness public speaking anxiety Be familiar with the three elements of effective persuasion Differentiate the three styles of speech Explore using storytelling to improve presentations Review strategies to improve the pace of your speech Recognize the role of volume and pace Understand how best to use pauses Recognize when and how to use visual aids Master the “Three P’s” of public speaking
How experienced speakers manage presentation anxiety The elements of effective persuasion The three styles of speech Strategies to improve speech pace The importance of volume when presenting The art of the pause Methods for using visual aids Best practices for preparing for a presentation Components of an effective presentation
General familiarity with business principles